The long table in the house is the DIY area and is also set up to provide product sampling and selling. However, the most brilliant part of the Farm is the base for bees located among another row of cajuput trees. Visitors can watch the beehives, taste honey, and observe the ecology of bees and the secrets of the beehives.
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Cajuput trees and manuka trees come from the same plant family. The honey has a dark color and rich taste. The honey crystalizes easily, helps the body resist bacteria, and reduces inflammation. Cajuput tree honey has a hint of caramelized flavor. Some people say it tastes like honey sweet potatoes. The honey goes well with highly fragrant fruit or vegetable juices, such as apple, pineapple, guava, sprout, etc. Although its effects and taste are similar to manuka honey in New Zealand, the honey is more affordable.
“Beeswax cloth” is one of the most interesting experience activities. This DIY shares a traditional method for preserving food that originated in North America. Made of natural beeswax and cotton and linen cloth, beeswax cloth is similar to plastic food wrap but can be used over and over again. Beeswax cloth can protect food from air and dust, while helping food to “breathe naturally.” It is already widespread in Europe and the US but is relatively rare in Taiwan. Finding information from related coverage, Hsu Shu-Fen develops DIY activities with the beeswax produced by her farm for good-looking, practical, and trendy items.